Lusk students in SciFest success
Lusk Community College recently held their first 'SciFest' competition where over 70 students from all ages in the school took part and presented projects that they had worked on in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and psychology.
The work of all students was commended to be innovative and of an excellent standard by external judges, Sheila Porter and Anne Lynch from SciFest and Lorna Donnelly from Amgen, who kindly supported the project.
Winners of the senior competition were Cathal Finnegan and Mollie Gibbons Powell with their project on the effect of make-up on teenage skin.
Second place were Dualtagh Leahy Furlong, Rafael Kramer, Fionn O'Malley and Declan Lynch Nolan with their project provocatively called 'Are you a psychopath'.
Winners of the junior competition were Grace Codd and Eabha McNally with 'Can your eyes fool your taste buds?' and second place went to Aine Larkin and Alanna Gibbons with 'The five second rule: fact of fiction?'
Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO added: 'Since SciFest@School was launched nationwide in 2011 it has gone from strength to strength. I am continually amazed by the passion and dedication demonstrated by the students. SciFest@School is a celebration of STEM subjects. It encourages students to push the boundaries of the classroom, use their knowledge of science, investigate and be creative in their projects. The achievement of these students is an inspiration to us all.'